President Donald Trump reaches out to embrace his family at his inauguration Jan. 20, 2017. (From left: First lady Melania Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump and Tiffany Trump.)
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CRISPR and other gene technology is exciting, but shouldn't be seen as a panacea for treating illness linked to genetic mutations, says science columnist and author Carl Zimmer. It's still early days for the clinical applications of research.